Kevin Shattenkirk deal puts heat on current Caps
Sure, it's great that the Washington Capitals went out and got the biggest name on the trade block. But unless this group finally does something in the playoffs, bigger changes will be coming.
Grading all the big NHL trades
What kind of value did each team get from the major trades ahead of the NHL trade deadline? We grade each trade here, including the Kevin Shattenkirk, Ben Bishop and Martin Hanzal deals.
Kings being proactive by acquiring Bishop.
John Buccigross says with the Kings trading for goalie Ben Bishop, the team prevented other teams on the playoff bubble from getting him while adding insurance for Jonathan Quick.
The Kings have 2 of the 3 Vezina Trophy finalists from last season in Jonathan Quick and Ben Bishop after making a trade to get Bishop from the Lightning.
Nikita Kucherov tallies natural hat trick.
The Lightning winger scored all three of his goals in the second period, including this one-timer.
Power Rankings: Things are getting Wild
The Capitals still lead the charge, and the Blackhawks have soared to No. 2, but Minnesota's going all-in and making deals into Wednesday's trade deadline. And no team is hotter than the Flames.
Granlund splits defenders, scores winner.
Mikael Granlund goes coast-to-coast, beating two Kings defenders and deking Jonathan Quick to give the Wild a 5-4 overtime victory.
Pacioretty ties it late, Galchenyuk wins it in OT.
Max Pacioretty's second goal of the night ties the Canadiens-Devils game in the third, and Alex Galchenyuk's slapper wins it for the Canadiens.
Reaction to Bishop & Hanzal, trade deadline preview
In a small batch, Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and Joe McDonald react to the news of trades for Ben Bishop and Martin Hanzal by the Kings and Wild respectively. Plus, a preview of what's to come at the deadline.
Kings, Isles should be selling, not buying
A few teams should face reality about their postseason hopes and not be looking to add players leading up to Wednesday's trade deadline.
3 stars of the week: Filip Forsberg, Jonathan Toews and Johnny Gaudreau
Forsberg led all skaters in goals and points, including back-to-back hat tricks, as the Predators gained seven of a possible eight standings points.
Top 250 fantasy hockey rankings
What is the fantasy impact of the Martin Hanzal and Ben Bishop trades? We explore the fallout, plus the top players on the move in the latest rest-of-season top-250 rankings.
'Slap Shot' continues to influence
After four decades, "Slap Shot" continues to be relevant and entertain both the players of the past, but also the future.
'Slap Shot' reunion captured spirit of the thing
The event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of "Slap Shot" saw the Hansons up to their old tricks while bringing together players to a location some hadn't seen in four decades.
'Slap Shot' reunion in tweets
The 40th anniversary of the release of "Slap Shot" was a little off the hook, judging by Joe McDonald's tweets from the event that took place in Johnstown, Pa.
Connor McDavid is the first player in the NHL to reach the 70-point mark this season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last Oilers player to achieve that distinction is Wayne Gretzky, who did it each season from 1981-82 to 1987-88 as a member of the Oilers.
Best scenes and lines from 'Slap Shot'
"Slap Shot" is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its release with a big weekend in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. As a tribute, our writers picked their favorite moments from the classic hockey film.
'Slap Shot' town still struggling
In the iconic hockey movie, Johnstown played Charlestown, a steel town struggling with a slow demise. In real life, truth turned out to be more depressing than fiction, as Joe McDonald found out.
Ranking the best hockey movies
As "Slap Shot" celebrates its 40th anniversary, Joe McDonald takes a look at what he thinks are the best hockey movies of all time.
Bickell skates in 1st game since MS diagnosis
Bryan Bickell gets 10 minutes of ice time and tallies an assist while playing for the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate in his first hockey game since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Q&A: Andersen enjoying focus on hockey
Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen sat down to talk about dealing with the pressure of playing in Toronto, his increased workload and his relationship with his coaches.
Crosby, Penguins top Flyers at Heinz Field
Sidney Crosby scored his NHL-leading 34th goal, Matt Murray made 35 saves, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers at blustery Heinz Field on Saturday night.
Canadiens among contenders eyeing Coyotes' Hanzal
The suddenly hapless Habs need to make a move to help salvage their season. Could Arizona's Martin Hanzal provide a panacea? Plus, Patrick Eaves is a popular target for cap-challenged contenders.
Key fantasy tips on every NHL team
Get caught up with all the latest fantasy-relevant news around the NHL, including injury fill-ins, new line combinations and potential trades, with intel on every team.
Patrik Laine, Auston Matthews lead under-24 rankings
The Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews may have won his latest showdown with Winnipeg's Patrik Laine, but the fantastic Finn has been on fire. Plus, does Matt Murray deserve Calder consideration?
Cerebral Werenski leads the charge in Columbus
Blue Jackets rookie Zach Werenski plays hockey with a football mindset and uses his intellect to find open receivers. Is the unheralded University of Michigan product the Tom Brady of the NHL?
Panthers' play complicating deadline decisions
Are they buying or are they selling? Recent strong play and a return to health by the Florida Panthers has presented Dale Tallon with tough choices heading to the March 1 trade deadline.
Forecaster: Matchups, projections for Feb. 27-Mar. 5
A preview of the upcoming week in fantasy hockey, with key matchups and projections in a downloadable PDF cheat sheet, as well as notes on specific teams and players to use.
What the Islanders' success means for John Tavares' future
Under new head coach Doug Weight, the Islanders have turned things around and are playoff contenders... and it could help them keep their star center.
Is Brent Burns worthy of the Hart Trophy?
Brent Burns is having one of the best seasons for a defenseman in NHL history. Can he become the first defenseman to win the Hart since 1999-2000?
A look at all recent deals in the NHL, including every official trade made during the 2016-17 season. The trade deadline is March 1, 3 p.m. ET.
ESPN's weekly take on the NHL featuring experts Scott Burnside, Craig Custance, Pierre LeBrun and Joe McDonald.
Which fantasy hockey players could be most affected by trades as the deadline nears? That, plus the top players on the move in the latest rest-of-season top-250 rankings.